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The New Middle Ages

The Lesbian Premodern

Editors: Giffney, N., Sauer, M., Watt, P D (Eds.)

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About this book

Key scholars in the field of lesbian and sexuality studies take part in an innovative conversation that offers a radical new methodology for writing lesbian history and geography, drawing new conclusions on the important and often overlooked work being done on female same-sex desire and identity in relation to premodern cultures.

About the authors

Noreen Giffney is a research coordinator in the Graduate Research and Education Programme in Gender, Culture, and Identity in the Humanties Institute at the University College Dublin, Ireland.

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"The editors of The Lesbian Premodern have gathered here the work of some of the most prominent and accomplished scholars of pre- and early modern female sexualities. In the brilliantly conceived and executed latter part of the book they bring provocative scholars of later periods into conversation with this medieval and early modern scholarship. The result is a dynamic interrogation of fundamental concepts, demonstrating vividly how this pre- and early modern material impacts the entire field." - Carolyn Dinshaw, New York University

"It has been the case for some time now that the most rigorous and mind-bending queer scholarship focuses on medieval and early modern sexualities. This collection represents what is best in this work, and clears the way for an open-ended conversation across periods. Prepare to be schooled in the pleasures of anachronism." - Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania

"The Lesbian Premodern's editors have collected a rich and flexible set of texts that speak to and out of myriad sources to discover sites where same-sex desire might be discerned in small gaps in the history of the inaudible . . . The Lesbian Premodern's daring derives from its editors' purposeful gathering of texts that tangle temporalities to make a nonmodern lesbian - italics and quotation mark free - typographically possible." - Michèle Aina Barale, Amherst College

"The Lesbian Premodern is a stunning achievement in laying the groundwork for a long overdue transhistorical sexuality studies, one that does not assume simplistic diachronicities between the past and present, but which instead tracks and problematizes the complex and untimely traffic between 'Then' and 'Now' . . . . What emerges is a potent and unprecedented framework for the writing of new lesbian histories and theories, as well as the forging of new relational virtualities between scholars who might otherwise never 'hook up'." - Eileen A. Joy, editor of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies and Lead Ingenitor, BABEL Working Group


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Lesbian Premodern

    Pages 1-17

    Giffney, Noreen (et al.)

  • The Present Future of Lesbian Historiography

    Pages 21-34

    Traub, Valerie

  • A “Wrangling Parliament”: Terminology and Audience in Medieval European Literary Studies and Lesbian Studies

    Pages 35-47

    Laskaya, Anne

  • Lesbian History and Erotic Reading

    Pages 49-60

    Farina, Lara

  • The Queer Time of the Lesbian Premodern

    Pages 61-73

    Freccero, Carla

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Lesbian Premodern
Editors
  • N. Giffney
  • M. Sauer
  • P D Watt
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Noreen Giffney, Michelle M. Sauer, and Diane Watt
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11719-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230117198
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61676-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38018-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 236
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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